Here are the latest published short stories.
Bethell’s Angel – Victorian mystery. Inspired by the occult. Published in Boreal Polaris Issue #14.
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When an artist struggling to finish a masterpiece is confronted by a lover, he must choose between art and love. Based on the Richard Lovelace poem.
One woman wants to do the right thing. Her friend wants to get rid of a dead body. Moonlight reveals a shocking truth about justice.
Southern Gothic Fantasy.
Nature confounds a wanderer as he lures his victim.
A husband confronts his wife’s illness. Based on the Lord Byron poem.
An artist prepares for her first big art show as she struggles with frightening visions of animals and wildlife.
A Montreal deaf construction worker must confront a doctor’s monstrous creations in an abandoned hospital to save his crew and escape.
An isolated woman finds a technological cure for her skin condition that creates flesh-eating monsters.
The tragic story of Lorelei. A legend retold with a splash of Sci-fi.
A private investigator clashes with an occultist as they fight to unravel the case of a missing child. Based on the short story.
A monk deals with the ghost of his childhood sweetheart in a graveyard as he struggles to take new vows. Based on the anonymous poem.
A man grieves for his wife at a funeral and discovers a nightmare. Based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem.
A grieving widow deals with the horrors of his wife’s death. Based on the DH Lawrence poem.
I write short stories and screenplays that are driven by characters and emotions. To me, it’s like shadow play. When I allow the characters’ emotions to show the story, shadows come to life.
For characters that aren’t human, this writing method becomes quite the challenge. It gives me great pleasure.
Of course, especially with screenwriting, being annoyingly vague is a big no. So, writing the characters’ emotions is just the first layer, a foundation, to build the story.
From there, action and descriptions.
As a visual artist, descriptions come naturally to me. As a screenwriter, I often have to remind myself that an unlimited number of descriptive paragraphs is not a story.
Stories need plot, conflict, actions, and reactions.
It’s all chemistry, you see. I put certain elements in the mix and everything balloons out into a cohesive story.
My process isn’t an overnight endeavour. Although I write fast, building concepts takes the most time for me to develop. If concepts are already built, it takes no time at all. Neat, huh?
For several years, I didn’t like writing short screenplays, and I didn’t know why. I enjoy short stories, so what gives? Then one day, something just clicked in my mind. Public domain poetry turned into complete stories. Now, I enjoy writing short screenplays as much as I enjoy any format of creative writing.
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